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Rémy Martin

Great Cocktail Pairing With Rémy Martin

Believe us when we say, you have to try these cocktails!


The complexity of cognac makes it a great base for cocktails to be combined for food.

Whether you are looking for a light and fresh tipple for those late summer days, or if you feel like a silky and smooth drink that will pair well with food, cognac makes for a rich and aromatic base for plenty of cocktails. 

“The appetite for cognac is evolving and the traditional notion that a cognac drinker is male and in their mid-40s to mid-60s no longer holds true”, Rémy Martin brand ambassador Jack Charlton says. The spirit is now attracting a younger, more experimental customer. “What we’re noticing now is a big draw towards cocktails and mixology”, he says.

Founded in the small town of Cognac, north of Bordeaux in France, Rémy Martin has been creating fine cognacs for almost 300 years. While traditionally, cognac was considered a dessert wine, a new generation of food and drink experts have been thinking out of the box and tried more unexpected associations. 

"We’re working closely with chefs and sommeliers, really creating that affinity with the brand where they’re paring it with savoury dishes, not just the classical deserts people are used to. Working with this wave of young chefs, and wonderful restaurants where it’s all about opening your doors to people and getting them to try amazing stuff, I think cognac is a great fit for that”, Jack says.

The Rémy Martin Collection allows for a wide variety of food pairings. Rémy Martin VSOP, light and fresh cognac with subtle vanilla and toasted notes, combine well with smooth chocolate and young cheeses. When it’s mixed into a cocktail with citrusy notes, Rémy Martin 1738 Accord Royal, a rich and aromatic cognac, pairs beautifully with grilled fish, oysters, or even glazed pork belly. Rémy Martin's XO, opulent and extra old, highlights the stronger flavour of dark chocolate or mature cheese. “We’ve got that wonderful body that allows us to pair it with food, whether that’s savoury, like parmesan or Spanish Iberico ham or even sweeter things”, Jack says. 

If you want to try your hand and experience the beauty of cognac-based cocktail pairing, we have four easy yet delightful recipes that you can make at home. 

Royal Sidecar

Complex and extremely well-balanced, the first “de luxe” version was created at Ritz Paris in 1923, an icon of cognac cocktails with an enchanting story, said to have been named after a motorcycle sidecar owned by a gentleman in Paris, then popularized in London: truly a tale of two cities.


  • 35ml Rémy Martin 1738 Accord Royal
  • 30ml Cointreau
  • 15ml lemon juice 


In a cocktail shaker, shake all the ingredients together with ice, then strain into your best coupe glass.


Created by The Happiness Forgets team in London, the Baptiste is the perfect aperitif and celebrates the work of the House’s Cellar Master Baptiste Loiseau. Our fruitiest aromatic cognac is matched with crisp cider and malty maple.


  • 50ml Rémy Martin VSOP Mature Cask Finish
  • 20ml lemon juice
  • 20ml maple syrup
  • Orange bitters
  • French cider


Pour Rémy Martin VSOP Mature Cask Finish with the lemon juice, maple syrup and a dash of orange bitters over cubed ice. Top with French cider and drop in a twist of orange zest.

Rémy Grand Tonic

A French twist on a British classic, the Grand Tonic is a tribute to our roots providing everyday elegance in a glass.


  • 50ml Rémy Martin VSOP Mature Cask Finish
  • Tonic
  • Lemon


In your finest burgundy glass, pour Rémy Martin VSOP Mature Cask Finish over ice, top with tonic and finish with a wedge of fresh lemon.

Tom Collins

This classic highball is named after a hoax that swept through New York during 1874, but its superb taste is no laughing matter.


  • 45ml Rémy Martin VSOP Mature Cask Finish
  • 20ml lemon juice
  • 20ml simple syrup
  • Club soda
  • Lemon wheel
  • Brandied cherry


Combine Rémy Martin VSOP Mature Cask Finish, lemon juice and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain over ice into a highball glass. Top with club soda, then garnish with a lemon wheel and brandied cherry.